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2013 TOPPS HERITAGE MEMORABLE MOMENTS R.A. DICKEY
As promised, I’ve now opened a full box of 2013 Topps Heritage.
And I am here to tell you that this set is very generous in the R.A. Dickey department.
I mean, it has more R.A.s than a college dorm. It has more Dickeys than an Orvis catalog.
Our dear, departed Cy Young winner appears on three separate pitching leaders cards, a regular-issue card and its numerous parallels, and various and sundry insert sets.
Among those inserts is this Memorable Moments card, which commemorates Dickey’s back-to-back one hitters from June of last year.
This was of course a staggering achievement, but what really makes this card for me is the comic on the reverse. It pictures an old man reclined in what appears to be a hospital bed, watching a game on a rabbit-eared TV. He’s pumping his fist and exhorting the pitcher: “C’mon buddy! Put some extra mustard on it!”
There is a caption below the image: “Pops always yelled louder when watching the away gam...
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Who’s Hot: Dexter Fowler, Colorado Rockies
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